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Crosscurrents

The Y Axes on blending pop music and science fiction

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Porfirio Rangel
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Y Axes' Alexi and Devin at KALW.

In this edition of Bay Area Beats, Alexi Rose Belchere and Devin Nelson from the Y Axes talk about using science fiction to express emotional concepts and how San Francisco ties into their music.

"I got into like the idea of writing sci-fi themes to our music because I found there were some aspects of emotions that I wasn't able to express without putting some sort of metaphor on top of it."

What started off as a hobby for Alexi and Devin turned into an out of this world space pop group: the Y Axes. Eight years in, they continue making music with an upbeat, catchy pop sound — but their lyrics tell a different story. 

Porfirio Rangel was a fellow in the Audio Academy class of 2019.